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Day and Night World Map

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The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 58' North
Longitude: 147° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.45 meters/second, 1661.2 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 897.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.28 miwest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 misouth1032.29 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.4"5.91 miwest0° 22' 31.6"25.80 misouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 56' North
Longitude: 37° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.28 meters/second, 1520.2 km/hour, 944.6 miles/hour or 820.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.74 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.7"944.36 miwest0° 03' 49.4"4.39 minorth944.18 mi
24 hours11° 36' 23.5"754.93 mieast1° 05' 53.5"75.55 minorth756.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaFri 12:08 PM875 km543 miles472 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JayapuraFri 11:08 AM1187 km737 miles641 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirFri 1:08 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmEast E
MelekeokFri 11:08 AM1404 km872 miles758 nmWest W
ManokwariFri 11:08 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 12:08 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 1:08 PM2211 km1374 miles1194 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 2:08 PM2303 km1431 miles1244 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManadoFri 10:08 AM2535 km1575 miles1369 nmWest W
CairnsFri 12:08 PM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmSouth S
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